I am delighted to welcome you to the Crown Hills website and for you to consider “Why Crown Hills”
There are two reasons you will be looking at this section, either you are a parent and child looking for their next school or a member of staff looking to work with us. I will look to address both matters and hope to see you as part of the CHCC family very soon.
Our mission is very simple:
“We want every student to be the best they can be, thrive in the best possible career and contribute positively to society.”
I have always wanted Crown Hills to be one of the greatest schools in the country, a great school to attend as a child, a great school to work in and one that encompasses great leadership to allow both of these things to flourish.
OFSTED recognised this in May 2019:
The values which underpin all aspects of the school’s provision – aspiration, commitment and success, have been instrumental in sustaining the success of the school. They are also exhibited in the positive morale of staff and the excellent conduct of pupils in lessons and around the school site. Pupils are happy and proud to be part of the school’s harmonious community and report that they feel well looked after. The school environment is stimulating and well maintained.
We have moved from being an average school that was below the national average in many different areas of the school to being in the top 14% of schools nationally for progress.
The three values of Aspiration, Commitment and Success intertwine with one another to produce the outcomes and the students we see today.
BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE
We are not interested in your child being second best. However, we are also aware that each and every child is different and has a unique and natural talent and that it is our role to support and nurture it. We would like our students to have the same life chances and opportunities as any student in the country.
There is Middle Eastern saying that states that actions should be judged by their intentions. It is therefore our intention to support your child to be the best that they can be and we will do everything that we can so that they can.
We have unashamed ambition and aspiration for all of our students and staff. We truly believe that a future Prime Minister, Gold medal Olympian, Oxbridge graduate and next England captain will have attended Crown Hills!
DO WHAT IT TAKES FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES
Arguably the most important of the three because without the personal commitment, everything else is just a dream. Commitment is often the least rewarding and difficult part of the journey that makes you successful. We are clear with our students that success has nothing to do with intelligence, skill or ability but everything to do with hard work and whether you are prepared to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes.
At Crown Hills, we are therefore very particular about how we start the day, how we start and finish lessons as well as how well presented students are. This is a place of learning and students need to be prepared for the world of work. We have a back to basics philosophy with a focus on the little things so that the bigger things take care of themselves.
BE READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
Everybody views success differently but our job at Crown Hills is more than just ensuring that your child has every opportunity to choose whatever they want after they leave us; they also need the guidance and support to be the best British citizens with a full appreciation and understanding of their global responsibilities.
We know that the world is increasingly becoming smaller but also very challenging. Your child will therefore require the resilience to cope with an ever-changing world and to cope with whatever life throws at them so that together we can ensure that the world becomes a better place. We want our pupils to take on the world and not just fit into it.